Wateen Telecom appoints CEO after resignation

15 April 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe


Wateen Telecom has announced that Adil Rashid has been appointed as chief executive officer of the company, effective 22 April.

Rashid was most recently chief business services officer and managed the Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) enterprise, carrier & wholesale, and international business divisions. He will replace Rizwan Tiwana, who has resigned for personal reasons.

“I am truly delighted to be given the opportunity to lead Wateen Telecom into its next era. I firmly believe that Wateen, with its national presence, countrywide fibre infrastructure, and portfolio of digital B2B solutions, is well positioned to become the partner-of-choice for enterprises, service providers and broadband customers in Pakistan. Our complete focus will be to offer highest value to our customers using Wateen’s assets and experience,” said Adil Rashid, CEO of Wateen.

During his last assignment, he was instrumental in achieving significant growth for PTCL Business Services and establishing a strong foundation for the future. Prior to joining PTCL in 2016, he worked for Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Nokia Networks in Canada and with Nokia Networks and NCR/Teradata in Pakistan.

He has diversified local and international experience from working with leading global Telecom & IT infrastructure, software, and service providers in various business and sales management roles.

The Wateen Board of Directors expressed its pleasure in welcoming Rashid into the leadership role at Wateen and witnessing his future achievements within the firm. The Board also thanked Tiwana for his time at the helm, during which Wateen consolidated its strategic position, and they wished him all the best going forward.